Sociology Major

Want to make a difference in the world? Prepare yourself with the knowledge and training you need to work for positive social change. As a sociology major, you’ll study how humans relate to one another and why they thrive and flounder in different societies. By learning to ask important questions about human behavior, social inequalities, and institutional structures, you’ll develop the skills to solve problems, embrace diversity, and think globally.

Helping the Underserved

Suffolk underscores the importance of real-world experience. In addition to your coursework, as a junior and senior you'll have the chance to engage in practicums to conduct fieldwork and help underserved segments of the population. Our well-connected faculty help students obtain internships at a wide range of Boston-area sites, including local courts, youth services centers, schools, law firms, hospitals, crisis centers, social service providers, and shelters.

We are all exposed to a mass culture that demeans communities of color, immigrants, poor families, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others. Rather than waiting for crises to occur, sociologists seek to understand, and change, the social forces that lead to systematic and interpersonal oppression. With this major, you can help make this change, too.

Advancing Your Studies

Students with an excellent academic track record are eligible to to earn complete their undergraduate and graduate coursework at a faster rate in Suffolk's Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Crime & Justice Studies (MSCJS) Program. Students in this program may substitute two graduate-level classes for undergraduate courses. By finishing both degrees in five years, you'll save both time and tuition.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.